London in Autumn

A good friend of mine offered to take me to London and let me loose on the city with my camera. It was an amazing day…I was so thrilled at photographing, I barely noticed the 10’c temperature! We initially landed at Greenwich, I haven’t been here for a long time. It’s really hard to get to from Swindon because it’s right over the other side of London. I spent the first hour or so shooting around the observatory, autumn leaves in the park, a few wides and some great back lit trees. I made my way to the Cutty Sark and then sat in McDonalds for breakfast and a quick look on google to plan my day in more detail. Then I remembered that there was an amazing spiral staircase somewhere near here…in fact I’d been thinking about shooting it off  and on over the last 10 years or so.  A quick google later on my iPhone and I had the address, opening times and a route planned. It was amazing and so where some of the other scenes nearby. I then made my way to St Pauls to meet Oliver for a spot of lunch. I then headed into Holborn (note to myself…don’t walk that far with a 20kg camera bag) for a shoot at the Lincoln’s Inn crypt, followed by a few shots at the London Museum. Then I headed back to St Pauls to get a few shots of it from the Millennium Bridge and I finished with a few low light shots down the Thames.  I was hoping for a low light shot of St Pauls over Blackfriars bridge. I was in place, gear set up…waiting for the light to fall…and no one turned on the lights…it was in total darkness….lol…So I journeyed back to Greenwich to get my lift back home…disappointed with my last shot, but thrilled with all the others! The shot of St Pauls is really nice, but I stair case was the real show steal for me…I was a kid in candy land! I just want to say to Oliver, thank you So much!